The future of WAB's Vex Robotics team is bright.
Vex Robotics is an international robotics program for students in Elementary, Middle, and High School. They also host the world’s largest robotics competitions, in which students around the globe can compete to design, build, program and drive robots to complete specific challenges.
One Grade 12 student at WAB capitalized on his passion for robotics by helping to bring Vex into the school. It started as an extracurricular club, has grown into a competitive team, and will eventually find its place in the Design curriculum.
"I think every kid should be exposed to robotics," Design Teacher and club supervisor Rob Langlands said. "When you come into one of those sessions, you're going to see kids collaborating. They're solving problems. They're doing math. They're doing science. There's so much going on, and it's really connected to every part of the curriculum."
On today's episode of the podcast, we talk to Rob about the practical applications of the skills learned in robotics as well as his plans for the future of robotics at WAB. We also chat with the student, Furkan, about his inspiration to found the club and his plans to study robotics and computer programming in university.
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